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Aging con man to plead guilty to 2 more murders

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A 76-year-old former con man once on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List is ready to close the books on another double slaying.

Edward Edwards admitted Wednesday to killing a young Wisconsin couple in 1980. He agreed to plead guilty Friday in his hometown of Akron to fatally shooting a young Ohio couple in 1977.

The Louisville, Ky., man was arrested in July after DNA connected him to the Wisconsin slayings. In April, he confessed to killing the Ohio couple.

Ohio prosecutors plan to seek two consecutive life sentences. He faces two mandatory life sentences in the Wisconsin slayings.

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